MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had
four players score in double figures, but a 16-5 spurt by Faulkner
proved to be too much to overcome, as the Hawks fell to the Eagles,
84-66, on Monday evening at Tine Davis Gymnasium.
Junior Ephraim Hudson led the Hawks (9-9) with 18 points, while
fellow junior Deshaun Williams added 13 points. Senior Doug Murry and
junior Jack Montgomery chipped in 12 points and 10 points, off the
Sophomore Michael Campbell finished with a team-high eight rebounds,
as the Hawks fell on the glass by just one rebound, 42-41, to the much
larger Eagles (13-8). Hudson and senior Heath Miller each finished with
five rebounds, while Murry and Montgomery each posted four.
Huntingdon trailed by just three points, 37-34, at the intermission,
and was down just two with 16:55 remaining after a lay-up by Williams.
However, Faulkner answered with a game-deciding 16-5 run during the
next five minutes to its largest lead of the game to that point, 60-47.
The Hawks pulled to within six points, 62-56, with 9:43 left in the
game following a pair of free throws by Montgomery, but were unable to
get any closer, as the Eagles turned up the defensive pressure for the
remainder of the contest. For the game, Faulkner recorded 31 points off
of 25 Huntingdon turnovers, including 20 points in the decisive second
Faulkner was led by Adam Okechukwu with 18 points, while Andrew
Boland added 17 points off the bench. Chris Palmore chipped in 11
For the contest, Huntingdon converted 20-of-60 shots from the floor,
while Faulkner knocked down 28-of-59 shots, good for 47.5 percent.
The Hawks will look to rebound on Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host
Piedmont in a Great South Athletic Conference doubleheader at Roland
Arena. Tip-off of the men’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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